Kirsten Laskey

Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Performance Featuring Renowned Pianist Juanita Madland Wednesday

Pianist Juanita Madland

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents Juanita Madland performing, via a musical recording, pieces from Bach, Mozart, Chopin and others noon Wednesday for the Brown Bag Performance Series.

The links to the recording can be found at as well as LAAC’s Facebook page  and YouTube.

This music is from one of six concerts Madland performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Since age 3, Madland has played hundreds of concerts in the USA, Carribbean and Europe. Just some of her winning contests were the New Mexico concerto


LARES Task Force Seeks Members For Subcommittees


The Los Alamos County Resiliency, Energy and Sustainability Task Force (LARES) is seeking letters of interest to appoint up to 15 community members to serve on the following subcommittees:

  • Natural Gas Reduction
  • Electrical Demand & Supply
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Community Planning & Zoning
  • Waste, Consumption & Natural Resources

There are five subcommittees with two – three task force members on each subcommittee. There will be a representative of the main Task Force, chairing each subcommittee and providing a report back to the main Task Force.


Traffic Alert! Lane Shift To North Side Of N.M. 502 For Roundabout Project Starts Monday April 5


Beginning Monday, east bound traffic east of the roundabout will shift to the north side of N.M. 502 and channel back into the east bound lane in front of the Crossroads Church.

This is necessary to demo and build alignments on the remaining south side of N.M. 502. The traveling public is advised to exercise caution while traveling through this area.

Canyon Road will be closed at First Street and the intersection of W. Manhattan Loop and Canyon Road. Access to affected residences will be accommodated accordingly. This closure is necessary to demo and build the new alignments of Canyon


Los Alamos Co-op Market Marks 10th Anniversary March 7


Los Alamos Co-op Market celebrates its 10th anniversary 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 7.

The celebration includes a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony, member-owner specials and giveaways, a month-long 20 percent discount for members, a new 35 Los Alamos Co-op Market coffee blend, staff product picks in every aisle, Chocolate Maven anniversary cookies, new co-op merchandise, food and clothing vendors, new member gift bags and the Community Seed Swap.

The festivities can be followed on Facebook Live on the co-op market’s Facebook page.

In addition to the activities March


LAVNS Now Taking Daffodil Orders Through Feb. 26

Scene from a previous LAVNS ‘Daffodil for Hospice’ sale. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) Hospice Program is holding its annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale.

Proceeds from the sale support the LAVNS Hospice Program for terminally ill individuals.

Daffodil pre-orders are being taken through Feb. 26.

Individual bunches (10 stems) may be ordered for $8 each or buy three bunches for $24 and receive a free vase (while supplies last). With a $24 minimum purchase, LAVNS is offering free delivery March 11 and March 12 in Los Alamos County


Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Updates Council On COVID Vaccination Status

Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. File photo 

Los Alamos Daily Post

The COVID-19 situation in Los Alamos is beginning to improve and County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson reported during the Jan. 26 regular council meeting on efforts underway to administer vaccines to the local community.

Regarding vaccinations already administered, Simpson said Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) provided 407 vaccines to staff to date and expected to provide an additional 100 vaccines last week. Additionally, she reported that


Construction On New Waste Water Treatment Plant In White Rock Expected To Get Underway This Year

Aerial view of the wastewater treatment plant that has run its course in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) worked to keep it operational, but the White Rock Wastewater Treatment Plant has outlived its usefulness.

Residents learned about the treatment plant’s replacement during a virtual public hearing Thursday night.

“The current White Rock wastewater plant was built in 1960s,” DPU Engineering Project Manager Clay Moseley said. “It’s served its functional life. I think we gotten everything


Tallman Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Rotary

Chuck Tallman

By Kirsten Laskey
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Charles “Chuck” Tallman will soon celebrate his 90th birthday but that isn’t his only major milestone. This year also marks his 50th year in the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

Tallman is the local club’s longest serving member. He said he joined the club in 1971 but his first experience with Rotary was much earlier.

He explained he grew up in a poor area in Oklahoma City but one of the things in his neighborhood was a big park built by the local Rotary Club.

As an adult and living in Los Alamos, Tallman served


Council Discusses Priorities At Strategic Planning Session

Los Alamos County Council held its annual strategic planning session Tuesday, Jan. 12. Broadband access, succession planning and updating the County’s communication plan were among topics discussed. Many of Council’s priority areas remain unchanged, such as increasing the amount and diversity of housing options, protecting, maintaining and improving open space and recreation areas, enhancing support and opportunities for local businesses, improving utilization and aesthetics of vacant buildings, supporting social services, expanding transportation, parking and mobility


OBITUARY: Joshua Miko Dec. 26, 2003 – Jan. 9, 2021

JOSHUA DAVID MIKO Dec. 26, 2003 – Jan. 9, 2021

Joshua David Miko was born on December 26, 2003 and was called back to heaven at the age of 17 on January 9, 2021.

He died doing what he loved – camping.

Josh is the son of David and Janice Miko and was born and raised in Los Alamos.

Josh was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Miko; maternal grandparents, Charles and Barbara Heise; and uncle, Richard Heise.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Rebecca Miko; grandmother, Dolores Miko; and many other relatives and friends.

Josh was very active in the community, being a long-standing member